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Published: 30 November 2011

208 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719068317

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Alan Clarke

Dave Rolinson

Published by Manchester University Press

The Television Series MUP

  • The first full-length critical study of Alan Clarke, one of Britain's greatest auteur directors
  • Examines the full range of Clarke's work, and goes beyond the violent image garnered from work like 'Scum' and 'The Firm'
  • Building on extensive original research, Rolinson tracks the development of Clarke's career from the theatre, through the studio system of the provocative play strands of the 1960s and 1970s, to the more personal work of the 1980s
  • Raises crucial issues of television studies: aesthetics, authorship, censorship, convergence of film and television, drama-documentary form, narrative and realism
  • Clarke's varied career included the gritty social realism of the banned 'Scum', the fantasy 'Penda's Fen' and the influential terrorist short, 'Elephant'

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